Framework for Implementation
This is an excerpt of All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Read the full plan at usich.gov/all-in.
This is a multi-year roadmap to create the systemic changes needed to end homelessness in our country. This plan establishes an initial goal to reduce overall homelessness by 25% from the Point-in-Time Count in 2022 by 2025. To drive progress toward this ambitious goal, USICH will develop implementation work plans and begin putting the strategies in the plan into action during FY 2023. These implementation work plans will include:
- Specific action steps;
- Expected outputs and outcomes; and
- Timelines for when action steps will be completed.
USICH has already started to convene working groups comprised of our member agencies and other stakeholders to implement the plan and develop mechanisms for reporting on progress. As we move toward implementation of All In, we are committed to partnering with and incorporating regular input from people with lived expertise and stakeholders representing a broad range of groups and perspectives, including: CoCs and homeless and victim service providers; Native-serving organizations operating on and off tribal lands; health, transportation, and school systems; aging and disability network organizations; the business, faith, and philanthropic communities; leaders from local, state, territorial, and tribal governments and organizations in rural and urban areas; technical assistance providers; and national organizations.
All In represents a long-term commitment, and implementation of it will be dynamic, results-driven, and transparent. Progress will be assessed regularly, and the implementation work plans will be adapted in real-time to reflect new actions and commitments as well as new data and information that can inform future work. USICH will also publish an annual update to the plan that will include progress toward the 25% reduction goal, adjustments to the plan, and updates on implementing strategies at the federal level and across the country. USICH will share information as it is available on its website: usich.gov, and report to the USICH Council and the public on progress and actions taken to implement this plan.
USICH will also work with its federal partners and other stakeholders to identify additional data sources and qualitative and quantitative metrics for measuring overall impact.
As a starting point,* USICH will focus on available federal data including the following:
The total number of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in the annual Point-in-Time Count
- The number of children and youth, including students in families and unaccompanied students, identified as experiencing homelessness at some point during the school year
- Changes across the following HUD system performance measures:
- Length of time people remain homeless
- Returns to homelessness within 6 to 12 months and within 2 years
- Number of people who become homeless for the first time
- Number of homeless people
- Successful placement in and retention of housing from street outreach
- Racial disparities in homelessness, including inflow, length of time homeless, and successful housing placements
Recognizing that much of this data is only reported annually, USICH and its member agencies will be working to identify additional metrics and benchmarks for measuring progress nationally and locally. Going forward, this data and information will be used to inform future work plans, the USICH annual performance management plan, annual updates to the federal strategic plan, and reports to Congress and the White House.
*USICH and its member agencies will work to further identify measures and metrics to ensure that we are using all available data to inform action and implementation and is inclusive of key populations and marginalized groups including, but not limited to, people with disabilities and older adults.